Thank you for stopping by my blog. Lately I have been reviewing books and haven't had as much time to scrap. Hopefully soon I'll get back to scrapping and creating some new files. Thank you for your patience.

I have made files available at absolutely no charge. I do this for fun. I am learning the wonderful Make The Cut (MTC) program and trying to improve my skills. Most of the files have been created from free coloring sheets online. You will need MTC software in order to cut these files. Please use these files for your personal use only and if you want to share them with others please direct others to my blog. I hope you enjoy these files. Comments are always appreciated. If you are not a follower please consider doing so. I have lots of new files that I want to add over the next few months.


Saturday, December 25, 2010


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Salsa recipe

This is for Judy who asked for the recipe for my salsa. I found it online but can't remember where (kuddos to the lady who posted it because it is great) and modified it to my liking. Hope you enjoy it. I made the salsa from my garden and used what I had other than a few items. I didn't always have 2 red bell peppers so I would just use all green peppers. I found that my jalapenos were very hot so as I did different batches I tried different amounts of jalapenos with seeds removed (half and half worked the best for us although it was still a little hot for my daughter). So it just depends on how hot you want it. Also, most of the time I cut the recipe in half because I would make it as the veggies ripened and my garden was very small.

Judy I love your idea of decorating the jar with vinyl peppers and giving as gifts.

Easy Salsa Recipe

30 tomatoes peeled and chopped

2 green bell peppers

2 red bell peppers

10 cups chopped onions

10 cloves garlic (I used minced garlic that I had on hand)

1 cup chopped jalapenos
1/2-3/4 cup sugar ( I used 1/2 cup)

2 cups vinegar

8 teaspoons pickling salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 large cans tomato paste

Simmer 1 1/2 hr, stirring often, at the end of cooking time add 1/2 bunch of cilantro if desired.

Jar and process, 35 minutes for pint jars and 45 minutes for quart jars.

Makes 17 pints

My 1st Vinyl Project

I did this ornament for Christmas. The tile is a sample tile from a local store, it isn't ceramic it is vinyl flooring which was much lighter so that it would hang easily on the tree.

I did it using Make the Cut and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Skittle Nativity

Purple - Majesty born in a lowly stable on that cold, cold night
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her Firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Orange – The Glory of the Lord shining like fire
Luke 2:8-14 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the Glory of the Lord shown round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Green - The shepherds who came from the fields to see the newborn Lamb
Luke 2:15-20 And it came to pass, as the Angels were gone away from them into Heaven, the Shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all they who heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Yellow - The bright star hanging in the eastern sky guiding the Magi to the Child
Matthew 2:9-12 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, til it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His Mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Red - The blood that Jesus freely gave for our sins
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever shall believe on Him shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life.
 By Sandi Miller

I needed something to attach to packs of Skittles so I came up with the above. I will attach this to individual packs of the Skittles to use as stocking stuffers and little goodies for children. I hope you like it feel free to use it if you want to.

MTC Wisemen

I'm trying out a new sharing site. I hope it works better than mediafire. If you have any problems let me know. Thank you all so much for your patience with the problems I had with mediafire.

I've seen this image used in projects that have been posted online. I found the image in a free clipart file and didn't want anyone to think that it had been copied from anyone else's work. I decided to go ahead and post it. I wanted to make it available to those who had not seen or had access to it before. Please enjoy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Problems downloading files

Some people are having trouble downloading some of my files. I'm not sure what is going on with mediafire but I have a support ticket in with them. Please bear with me. Some of the stuff that I try to download is taking a long time. The "processing download request" keeps blinking, I have found if I leave it alone for a minute or so it will eventually download. I'm sorry for the delay and the problems. I guess it is time to find another place to upload my files to. Anyone have any suggestions? And if you continue to have problems please let me know. I'm working to get them fixed. I can email you files if you see something you like and can't get it to download. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


A few people were having trouble with this file. I think I fixed it but if anyone has trouble please let me know. Thank you

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

I'm going to try 1 more link because some are still having problems. This link uses SkyDrive so it should be okay.
Snow Flakes

Try this link. I think it is working best. This file is getting alot of downloads which may be the problem. It is also a larger file so it is a little slow downloading.

This one is working for some but not all

Nativity Silhouette

Another file created in beta 3.0 I hope you like it.

Christmas Stocking

This file has been done in MTC beta version 3.0. It will not work in previous versions. You can download the beta version on the MTC site. I was going to wait until the 3.0 version is released but I wanted to get some Christmas files out there.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Saturday, November 6, 2010

As soon as Make the Cut 3 is available in it's regular version I will try to post some more files. Right now I don't think files done in version 3 is compatible with version 2.3.2. Hopefully the new version will be released soon.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

MTC Pilgram

Here are a couple of Thanksgiving files for you. I hope you enjoy them.

MTC Turkey


MTC Turkey

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The BETA version of Make The Cut has now been released. I didn't know the program could get any better but Andy has done it once again. And the sale is still going on. If you haven't done so check out the link on the right of my blog.
New files coming soon. I've been busy but have a couple of new files that I will try to get on here in a few days.

Monday, October 11, 2010

MTC Candy 2

Here is a few more candy files. They will also have to be unlocked in order to access the layers & to resize.

MTC Candy

With it being the Halloween season & because of a request I did some candy files. The file will  need to be unlocked to resize and to access each layer. 
MTC Candy

MTC Cat & Kitten files

Hey all of you cat lovers out there, here are couple of cute files for you. Someone had posted links to some stencils on one of the forums that I'm on but I can't remember who it was. I thought they would make cute cuts.

MTC Kitten

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MTC Hot Chocolate

It's starting to get cold here in East Tennessee. These colder days make me want a nice cup of hot chocolate. The snowflakes don't have to be cut (they are on a seperate layer), you could add another image if you would like.

MTC Shoes

It's all about the shoes!!!!!

MTC Shoes

Monday, October 4, 2010

MTC Teddy Bear

I thought he was a cute little teddy bear. He was done from a coloring page

Friday, October 1, 2010

MTC Butterflies

I just loved these butterflies.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MTC Jesus

This file was a request. I think it would be pretty in vinyl
MTC Jesus

Your projects

If you have used any of my cuts on a project I would love to see them. It is exciting to see other people's creativity. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MTC Flaming Soccer Ball

I found this image online and customized it to fit my need and made a cut out of it. My daughter plays soccer and keeps me very busy. I want to do an album with all of her soccer pics over the last 5 years (yes I'm behind). She finally finished her school season (They finished 1st for the season, 2nd in the county). Now to finish her county team. Then things will slow down a bit in our household.

MTC Soccer Star

Here are a couple of frames that I designed in MTC. These are the 1st ones that I have designed on my own without using coloring pages or clip art. I hope to continue to make my own creations. Enjoy.

MTC Kick it Soccer frame

I designed this frame using a silhouette image that I found online.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MTC More Dog Silhouttes

Remember to unlock this file in MTC in order to split & resize the individual images. Enjoy.

MTC Cat Silhouettes

Remember that you have to unlock this image in MTC before you can resize or split the images.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MTC Poodle

I had a request for some dog files so I have added several dog files. I hope to have more soon.
MTC Poodle

MTC Dachshund

Here is a cute little Doxie. He is in 2 layers. I hope you like him.

MTC Dog Silhouette

Split this image in MTC in order to choose the dog that you would like to cut. Then place it on its own layer and cut it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

MTC Boy Scout files

I had a request from the MTC Yahoo group for some Boy Scout files. Linda I hope you enjoy these as well as anyone else who would like to use them. They are in 2 seperate downloads, so you need to click on both links to get both files, Oops I had the same link on both files. It is fixed now. Thank you for letting me know.

MTC Wolf

This Wolf was done by request for some Boy Scout files. He will be good for Cub Scouts. I hope you can use him

MTC Wolf

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

MTC Boy & Girl Stick Horse

With Halloween getting close, I thought there may be some little cowboys and cowgirls among the trick-or-treaters. So I created a few western files for them. This image will need to be unlocked to seperate the 2 figures. They are on seperate layers for easier cutting. I had to modify the little boy image to get the little girl. I hope you like them.

MTC Silhouette Horse

MTC Cowboy Hat

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MTC Cowboy Boots

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MTC Leaves

I think these leaves would go nicely with the leafless tree silhouette that I posted previously. Just unlock the image and choose the leaf that you want. Duplicate it and fill up your tree with beautiful leaves. It would be perfect for an autumn tree, a spring tree, and even a summer tree. Enjoy
MTC leaves


This is a very simple image. I think it will make a cute embellishment to many projects

Friday, September 10, 2010

MTC Hanging Monkey

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MTC Fairy Silhouette

I found this image and loved the fairy. Please enjoy.
MTC Fairy

MTC Castle

Here is a castle for all of the little princesses out there.
MTC Castle

MTC Autumn Tree

MTC Decorative Swirl

MTC Swirl

MTC Sunflower

I love sunflowers in the fall.

MTC Girl Silhouette

This reminds me of my precious daaughter. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

MTC Turkey Silhouette

He doesn't look too happy. It must be getting close to Thanksgiving.

MTC Turkey

MTC Silhouette Tree

I just love silhouettes. I hope you enjoy this one.

MTC Haunted House

I must confess Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, but I know many of you make cards and other Halloween paper crafts so I will share 1 more file with you then I'm going to try to focus on more autumn type files.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

MTC Scarecrow

This cute little fellow has several layers, but I thought he was soooo cute. I think he will be worth the effort. It may be easier to draw your own face, but you'll have to delete those elements on the file.

MTC Ghost

Here is a cute little ghost for you to enjoy. A simple 2 layer image.
MTC ghost

Monday, August 30, 2010

MTC Pumpkin

One more file to share before I stop for the night. I hope you enjoy.

MTC Pumpkin

MTC Jack-o-lantern

MTC Tree

With autumn upon us I thought this tree would make some cute cards. Hope you enjoy.

MTC Tree